Important Documents

The SAVE Task Force Of Oakland County

www.TheVoiceAdvocates.com/SAVETaskForce.pdf

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/10/09/how-the-elderly-lose-their-rights?intcid=inline_amp
How The Elderly Lose Their Rights. This is a very important story that garnered a lot of attention.

The story above was made into a documentary. It is very hard hitting, and very important to see. https://www.billiemintz.com/the-guardians
It is available on Amazon Prime for free: https://www.amazon.com/Guardians-Julie-Belshe/dp/B07KNN8JKQ


THE FORTRESS Expose on court facilitated corrupt guardianship and conservatorship in the Detroit Metro area by Gretchen Hammond. 5 parts.

Part 1: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/23/1880784/-The-Fortress-Part-One-of-Five-Unacknowledged-and-Unprotected

Part 2: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/23/1880806/-The-Fortress-Part-Two-of-Five-Protected-in-Hell

Part 3: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/23/1880821/-The-Fortress-Part-Three-of-Five-Profiting-from-Protection

Part 4: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/23/1880844/-The-Fortress-Part-Four-of-Five-The-Consequences-of-Protecting-Justice

Part 5: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/8/23/1880891/-The-Fortress-Part-Five-of-Five-Protected-by-Secrecy-and-Ageism

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tedknutson/2018/11/28/senate-report-faults-courts-for-failing-to-protect-1-3-million-vulnerable-americans/#1d0d2f141690

“The courts are failing to protect the 1.3 million Americans with $50 billion in assets under guardianship, the Senate Special Committee on Aging concludes in a new report.
“Unscrupulous guardians acting with little oversight have used guardianship proceedings to obtain control of vulnerable individuals and have then used that control to liquidate assets and savings for their own personal benefit,” the Committee, led by Maine Senator Susan Collins,…”

The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), directed by the U.S. Administration on Aging
http://elder-abuseca.com/index.html

An estimated 1.2 million older Americans are victims of physical, psychological, or other forms of abuse and neglect. Those statistics may not tell the whole story. For every case of elder abuse and neglect that is reported to authorities, experts estimate that there may be as many as five cases that have not been reported. Recent research suggests that elders who have been abused tend to die earlier than those who are not abused, even in the absence of chronic conditions or life threatening disease.